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Sebastian Gebski

Why I don't want Netflix of (tech) books

> TL;DR Subscription-based distribution models tend to get more & more popular, but not for books, at least not yet. Many have an ambition of becoming "the Netflix of books" (see recent O'Reilly's announcement), but frankly - I don't like the idea. Specifics of books (especially educational ones), their "consumption model"...

Sebastian Gebski

Best books I've read in 2016

Libromancer. Serial reader. Page devourer. Lego ergo sum. Yupp, I love reading & I there's no point in denying. In my case reading doesn't mean just grabbing whatever lies within reach - I'm very picky (& proud of that), so there's always a thorough pre-selection & research ritual involved :). Finishing a book ain't...

Sebastian Gebski

The best of 2015 - books I've read

I've already published my summary post for 2015 [https://no-kill-switch.ghost.io/2015-in-the-rear-view-mirror/], but it surely deservers few supplements & here's the first of them: list of the best books I've read in 2015 . Please, keep in mind that it doesn't imply that all of these were published last year, some...

Sebastian Gebski

Credo of the bookworm

I'm a hopeless case of a typical bookworm - I don't read books, I just devour them. Fiction, non-fiction, tech: everything. In general people in the industry acknowledge the fact that we're supposed to keep learning or we're out of business (and books can help a lot here), but I...

Why I don't care about Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Amazon's content offensive continues - Bezos & gang have just officially announced a new service - Amazon Kindle Unlimited. There's no need for long descriptions: AKU is pretty much Netflix equivalent for books. In theory, it's plainly awesome - I pay a monthly fee and in exchange I have access to...

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